My daughter is currently taking a computer class in school. It is a required class in 6th and definitely a practical and must have skill in this day in age. I remember when I was in school and I took a typing class. Not to give away my age but my typewriter that would practice typing on at school looked like this…
I asked my daughter when she was about 8 years old if she knew what a typewriter was and her response was classic!
Yes it is what they used in the olden days where you push a button and a thing came up with ink to put the letter on a piece of paper.
Yes she said the olden days! Anyway I regress, so in her computer class at school one of the major things they are learning is how to type correctly on a keyboard. You know with your fingers in the right positions on the home row and not looking at the keyboard. One of the ways the kids practice typing is with a fun came called Nitro Type.
Nitro Type Practice Typing Game
I have always LOVED to type and I enjoy seeing how fast I can type. Right after I high school I starting working for a temp agency as I decided what I wanted to do. At the type they had me do all kinds of personality and other test including a typing test. I don’t remember what my words per minute were but I just remember that the person that gave me the test and while I was pretty good at the typing I was amazing on the 10 touch key. She was astonished at my test results. So when my daughter showed me the game I had to jump on board and play with her. This fun game to help you practice typing is absolutely FREE!
You create a free account and begin racing. The way the game works is you select race and you will enter a race with 4 other drivers. Sometimes it will be real other players and sometimes it fills with bots if there isn’t enough people playing. At the bottom of your screen is what you will be typing. When the timer hits green you begin typing. The faster you type the faster your car moves down the track. Mistakes will slow you down so it is important to be accurate and fast to hit the finish line first. The game will have you compete against other people with the same WPM’s as you have so that you are challenged and racing people that are at your skill level. As you play the game you can earn achievements and earn game money. Achievements such as race 50 times, finish 1st 25 times, etc.
Nitro Type Achievements
The more you race the more game money you earn. With your game money you can purchase a new car or change the color. You can always check your stats to see how good you are doing. You can see your best WPM as well as what your average WPM is.
Nitro Type Stats
You can also join a team and together you can rack up points to climb the leader boards. Game play is no different if you are on a team, the only difference is your races and earned points are added to your team score.
Nitro Type Team
You can also add friends to your friends list and chose to race against them if you would like. Feel free to add me if you decide to join, just search for my user name which is…
As I mentioned the game is 100% free and that is how my daughter, myself and her friends play. We do not spend any money and there is never a time when you will need to. The game is for helping you practice typing, and as you can see the school has the children playing the game during class to help with their own typing skills. However that said there is an option to upgrade and the only reason why I would ever consider upgrading isn’t for what you get in return but to support teaching.com who are dedicated to our teachers and students.
Teaching.com – We build fun & engaging online educational apps, arming more than forty million (and counting!) students and teachers with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond.
If you would like to know the upgrade options here is what I found on their site.
Nitro Type Upgrade Options
My daughter and I try to place at least a couple times a week. If you enjoy typing or are looking for a way to practice your typing or get your children involved in typing Nitro Type is a fun way to accomplish it!